Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00
Effective leadership is a key component to organizational success. But what does it mean to lead effectively? In this workshop, you’ll learn the keys to effective leadership and assess your own leadership strengths and weaknesses.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00
This course will explain the terminology of finance and the tools available so you’ll have a better understanding of what drives your organization’s bottom line.
Note: The class includes Excel-based exercises. Please bring your laptop with you. Otherwise, MEP will have a few “loaners” available.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00
Project management, with its many tools, techniques, and activities, can be intimidating and complex. In this workshop, you’ll learn project management basics and gain a solid foundation to (or continue to) build your project management skills.
Topics covered: project lifecycle; key tasks and tools for project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling; and keys to project success. You’ll also have an opportunity to assess your project management skills as well as practice using key project management tools.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00
The Toyota Way is a great book written by Jeff Liker about his experiences with Toyota. The big ‘takeaway’ is what Liker calls the, “ 14 principles of Toyota”.
Join MEP instructor Brent White as he reviews the principles, discusses strengths/areas for improvement in creating an environment to grow a continuous improvement (CI) culture, identifies leadership’s role in this undertaking, talks about the next steps in growing a CI enterprise, and starts to create an action plan.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – Noon | No Charge
In today’s economic climate, and with COVID-19 causing businesses to operate virtually, manufacturing leaders need to be as resilient and creative as possible when reaching out to the market. Successful manufacturing companies utilize a mix of marketing tactics to generate awareness and ultimately drive sales. But how do you know which tools to use, and when?
This webinar will help you understand how you can use both inbound and outbound marketing strategies to help grow your customer base. From your brand identity and target markets, to your website and online advertising, learn how to use the best marketing tools to generate leads.
Participants will gain insights to:
- Essential components of a meaningful brand strategy
- Tactics to do more with less and outperform much larger rivals
- Digital Marketing tools that drive engagement, increase customer education, and drive deeper conversations with prospects
- How to use your website to help replace trade shows and in-person meetings
- SEO tools drive potential customers to your website
- Approaches to online advertising, email marketing, LinkedIn campaigns, and direct mail opportunities to bring potential customers to your business
- Ways to keep the sales channel active and engaged with leads from your website
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00
Conflict is a common problem in any organization that has people. Often, leaders are uncomfortable dealing with conflict because they do not have a process that keeps emotions under control. The good news is that an understanding of conflict, why it occurs, and how to manage it can help you turn a conflict situation into a positive opportunity for improvement. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice to improve their ability to handle conflict in a productive way.
– Explain why conflict occurs.
– Recognize effective and ineffective ways of handling conflict.
– Apply the correct conflict style to use when in various conflict situations.
– Apply knowledge of the three stages of conflict to prevent unnecessary escalations.
– Explain how listening styles can affect conflict resolution.
– List best practices for mediating and directly confronting employees.
Intended audience: new and experienced managers and leaders who want to develop or improve their conflict resolution skills. Also suitable for individuals who have experience resolving conflict but are in need of new practical ideas for dealing more effectively with conflict in the modern manufacturing environment.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00
Today’s managers typically have too much to do and too little time to do it, a situation that commonly leads to stress. In this workshop, you’ll learn about how stress affects the body and assess your own stress level. You’ll also learn tools for identifying sources of stress and learn proven techniques for managing stress.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – Noon | No Charge
A Business Operating System (BOS) provides a structured and disciplined approach to managing and growing your business. Most large companies, such as Toyota, Danaher, and Boeing, employ a formal business operating system to manage their business, however an operating system is just as essential for small and mid-sized manufacturers.
Join us to learn how a right-sized BOS, designed specifically for small and midsized manufacturers can address common leadership frustrations.
This webinar will cover:
- What a BOS is
- How DVIRC’s new BOS service enhances the value of a business
- How to know if you need a BOS
- The key elements to sustaining a BOS: People, Process, Cadence
Plus, complete a business self-assessment in advance of the webinar to be able to ask specific questions about your business to our expert.
All webinar attendees will also receive a BOS toolkit, including a meeting template and Key Performance Indicator tracker, to help you get started on your journey.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00
It has been said that a true leader has no fear. Self-confidence is a critical trait for every leader to possess in the right balance. Trust is the glue that holds every relationship together. While trust is a simple thing, it is not always easy to accomplish. In this course, participants will learn reliable principles and methods for building trust that every leader can use. Participants will have the opportunity to select the key skills that they can practice to gain the ease of genuine self-confidence and use reliable methods for building trust with others.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00
Teamwork is recognized as an important aspect of modern manufacturing. It is well known that people working together can accomplish more than individuals working in isolation. This session will provide practical methods to help teams become more effective and successful. Once an understanding of basic team dynamics is provided, participants will be able to recognize specific areas where teams need help and will also have sound methods to help teams improve. Participants will have the opportunity to select the key skills that they can practice to improve the performance of their teams.
Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00
Modern manufacturing practices have required leaders to transition from a traditional style of top-down supervision into leaders who can lead and coach individuals and teams for improved performance. The essence of a successful leader is the person who can make sure that the work gets done while developing individuals and the teams at the same time. In this course, participants will learn effective processes for leading and coaching individuals and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to select the key skills that they can practice on the job to get the best performance possible from the individuals and teams they lead.